HOT BEDS HOW TO GROW EARLY CROPS USING AN AGE OLD TECHNIQUE

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Hot Beds

Author : Jack First
ISBN : 0857841068
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 54.52 MB
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The ancient method of growing vegetables in hot beds, used by the Victorians and by the Romans, harnesses the natural process of decay to cultivate out-of-season crops. Jack First has revived and modernized this remarkable technique, and produces healthy vegetables at least two months earlier than conventionally grown crops. This practical guide includes everything you need to know in order to use this highly productive, low-cost, year-round, eco-friendly gardening system. Straightforward explanations and diagrams show how you too can grow early vegetables without fossil-fuel energy or elaborate equipment.
Category: Gardening

Growing Food In A Hotter Drier Land

Author : Gary Paul Nabhan
ISBN : 9781603584548
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 47.9 MB
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How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of such "global weirding." This book draws upon the wisdom and technical knowledge from desert farming traditions all around the world to offer time-tried strategies for: Building greater moisture-holding capacity and nutrients in soils Protecting fields from damaging winds, drought, and floods Harvesting water from uplands to use in rain gardens and terraces filled with perennial crops Delecting fruits, nuts, succulents, and herbaceous perennials that are best suited to warmer, drier climates Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and drought stress on orchards, fields, and dooryard gardens. This practical book also includes colorful "parables from the field" that exemplify how desert farmers think about increasing the carrying capacity and resilience of the lands and waters they steward. It is replete with detailed descriptions and diagrams of how to implement these desert-adapted practices in your own backyard, orchard, or farm. This unique book is useful not only for farmers and permaculturists in the arid reaches of the Southwest or other desert regions. Its techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and the U.S. Southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico.
Category: Gardening

How To Grow Perennial Vegetables

Author : Martin Crawford
ISBN : 1900322846
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 85.10 MB
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Provides advice on planting and growing perennial vegetables, offering an A-Z look at over one hundred perennial edibles.
Category: Gardening

How To Grow Your Own Nuts

Author : Martin Crawford
ISBN : 0857843931
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File Size : 68.33 MB
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This comprehensive book covers all aspects of growing, harvesting, processing and using nuts, based on forest gardening principles. Filled with gorgeous images of trees and nuts on the branch, as well as samples of nuts from different varieties, this book is essential reading for any nut-loving gardener. Nuts covered include old favorites such as chestnuts, hazelnuts and walnuts, as well as less common varieties such as pine nuts, hickories, butternuts and monkey puzzle nuts. Whether you are planning to grow nuts in your own yard, or even to grow commercially, this book is essential reading.
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Salad Leaves For All Seasons

Author : Charles Dowding
ISBN : 0857844660
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 77.9 MB
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This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year will inspire you to grow your own greens, whether on a windowsill, in your garden, or on your allotment. Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy, and tasty salads. The subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year are discussed and there are delicious and imaginative recipes to try, exploiting the fantastic flavors, color, and vitality of home-grown salad leaves.
Category: Gardening

House Garden

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015082311245
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
File Size : 23.60 MB
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

Country House Kitchen Garden 1600 1950

Author : C Anne Wilson
ISBN : 9780750959049
Genre : History
File Size : 60.25 MB
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Country house kitchen gardens were designed as perfect 'grown your own' environments and ensured that many households were supplied with their own fruit and vegetables throughout the year. This book offers an insight into the digging and sowing of these gardens, as well as exploring how walled gardens contributed towards a sustainable lifestyle and often were a source of not just food, but also natural medicines.A wealth of contemporary illustrations, material from archives, gardening manuals, seed catalogues, engravings and other documents, paint a vivid picture of the country house kitchen garden and its development over three and a half centuries. This delightful book recounts an important part of our historic houses and their national heritage - to be enjoyed by gardeners and non-gardeners alike.'Fascinating to read' The Garden
Category: History

Do It Yourself Yearbook

Author : Better Homes and Gardens
ISBN : 0696111357
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 87.61 MB
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This annual yearbook brings together hundreds of time-saving and money-saving projects for the do-it-yourselfer. Projects include carpentry, remodeling, woodworking, outdoor building, home repair, home maintenance, and more. Features step-by-step instructions, construction drawings, and photographs of each finished project for do-it-yourselfers of all skill levels. Full-color plans, photographs, and drawings.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Polytunnel Handbook

Author : Andy McKee
ISBN : 1900322455
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 41.74 MB
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"Planning, siting, erecting, using, maintaining"--Cover.
Category: Gardening